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The Terrible & The Fortunate

“I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.” – Audrey Hepburn I cannot recall a time when the happiness of others did not supersede that of my own.  My happiness has been … Continue reading

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Navigating Cold Weather with CRPS/RSD: A Call for Advice

Learning the Lingo “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” – Anne Bradstreet I will be the first to admit that I … Continue reading

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Learning to Hope, Not Wish

“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.” – Flora Whittemore   Everything has changed.  Everything.  Yet it’s the smallest of these changes that tend to bother me the most, such as my once naturally … Continue reading

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Taking the Long Way Home

Suffering Silently “The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to … Continue reading

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Assuring Everyone You Will be Okay

The Closing of One Door and Opening of Another “Accept everything about yourself – I mean everything.  You are you and that is the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets.” – Henry Kissinger I just walked away … Continue reading

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Is It Really “Not Fair”?

It’s Simply Not Fair Some days (if you haven’t noticed the pattern yet, when I say “some days”…I’m primarily referring to today) I find myself crying, “It’s not fair.”  And then I breathe and remember that no disease is really … Continue reading

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The Wrong Diagnosis: Denial

We Must be Missing Something “An illness is like a journey into a far country; it sifts all one’s experience and removes it to a point so remote that it appears like a vision.” – Sholem Asch But I’m “young … Continue reading

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Torture, Also Referred to as Treatment by Doctors

Spring is Here!

Newly blooming Bottlebrushes in our front yard: my prized plants!

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The Beginning: A Realist Gets a Dose of Reality

Avoiding Reality & Limitations Pessimistic: a word with such negative connotation. Instead, I’ve chosen to refer to myself as a realist throughout my life, as if modifying a word magically transforms its true meaning. Wordsmithing at its finest. I have … Continue reading

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